Jul
31

Becoming an American

Becoming an American

It is a truism that America is a nation of immigrants, but what is the reality behind the cliché? Dr. Skorton took the opportunity to explore the concepts inherent in our democracy with a group of Smithsonian colleagues who joined him to talk about the paths they took to American citizenship. Like many immigrants, my… Continue reading Becoming an American

Apr
12

A lifetime of volunteering

A lifetime of volunteering

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the perfect time to talk to two of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s longest serving docents, Phoebe Kline and Susanne Joyner, to hear their reflections on the ways the museum has changed over the course of 40 years and what keeps them engaged and volunteering. Continue reading A lifetime of volunteering

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